The last one out

Dear fans, this is probably my last post on this blog, it is with regret that I have to move on to other challenges after some very interesting years writing about fashion.

I am coming close to finishing my masters and I am therefore in pursuit of challenges of some other kind.

My passion for fashion and for writing for that matter have not waned, I continue to share the same values as I may have discussed or as you may have noticed in my writing.

First things first: I want to thank all readers who visited this blog, anyone who felt intrigued by things posted there in and was compelled to leave a comment, and those 0who contributed to the articles whether it was proposing discussion topics or the actual writing. As for those whom we shared a business mind, a big up for your support. I just can’t thank you enough. For anyone else who I might have left out of the list, thank you. Best of luck to you all in your endeavors, may your passion guide you to your dreams.

A fashion passion has been dear to me, it was a challenge that I took to develop my writing and my passion about fashion. A challenge that I had no idea how it would shape up or what I would do with it. It has been a journey, a long one, an interesting one, a learning opportunity. It has been something like non I have done before. Looking back at the journey, I find no regret, there might be some in that I am leaving. But I believe life holds bigger challenges for me.

For the good of mankind, for the benefit of sharing, learning or any other that may seem appropriate, content on this blog may be republished on other similar sites. I will only request that you cite the reference – for instance written by Fasean or Adapted from A fashion passion, well, you get the idea.

Last, but not least, if you know anyone who might be interested in adopting this blog and running it as their own please ask them to drop me a line at fasean.line@yahoo.com.

I believe I have not forgotten anything but I did not have a count of things I needed to say so the reality might elude me.

If you are the last visitor on this blog, please don’t forget to turn off the lights;)

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Fashion faces extinction in the midst of global warming

As the French parliament makes a move to barn women wearing a face veil, one cannot help but think about the world of fashion that is going to be created as a result.

And perhaps an even interesting question is, are we going from being conservatives, showing less skin, to radicals, put it out there baby?

For those who have had the prestige of bringing up kids, we know how unfashionable things can get when we tell our teenage sons and daughters what to or not to wear. Moreover, we fail to understand what drives their fashion preferences or passions.

A burqini. A burqa & bikini, for sun protection and body cover.

To what extent should fashion be determined by law makers? And should we care about losing our cultural heritage, our passion and our fashion?

When a certain fashion becomes part of who we are, should we at some point abandon it? Should we be allowed to indulge in our passions? Are we free to dress as we desire irrespective of who we are?

Does this mean that artists, writers, photographers and Pollywood lose the right as well to use abolished fashion in their art?

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Bullet proof fashion, To Serve and Protect

It never occurred to me that clothes could actually serve other purposes than they were invented for; to cover (decently and indecently) and keep warm. A closer look on the fashion racks today shows that an element of protection has been added to service. That sounds like a police force motto; “To serve and to protect”.

As more and more people went to work and lived in dangerous places, their safety and well being remained neglected and unthinkable in world of fashion. Their day to day living was probably more dependent on luck rather than life itself. A unique clothing company sought to police the society where the police themselves had failed or were not in the capability to.

bullet proof fashion

bullet proof fashion

Miguel Caballero designs combine fashion and body safety in their clothing line, producing a range of products from stab to bullet proof.

Products include blazers, raincoats and suede jackets, some replete with a promised comforting stab-proof lining. Customers get to select from three levels of ballistic protection. For instance, a polo shirt that can withstand a slug from a 9-mm revolver costs roughly $7,500; a version for about $9,800 protects wearers from automatic weapons, including mini-Uzis.

And just when you thought things cannot get any better, a bullet proof bra for use by policewomen was recently unveiled thanks to the German police. The new piece is supposedly safer than a conventional one when worn under a bullet proof vest. Apparently, the impact of a bullet can push the metal and plastic bits of a normal bra into an officer’s body, causing serious injury.

The bullet proofs are similar to sports bras, are white, made from cotton or polyester and padded. They also have the word “Police” printed at the bottom. Crucially, though, the bras do not have any under-wire or fastener made out of metal or plastic.

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Fashion Magazine Internships (3)

Fashion Mag Interns

Do you dream about working in the fast-paced, glossy world of magazine publishing? Do you have a passion for fashion and journalism?

Style Network is looking for three people to take on coveted internships at a top New York based fashion magazine this fall! The show will provide the selected interns the amazing opportunity to work closely with the fashion team, get first-hand experience researching issues that concern real women, assist in celebrity and fashion photo shoots and see what it takes to get a publication ready for print. The show is truly going to provide an experience and opportunity of a lifetime!

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